[CentOS] How to make nodes in my local LAN see each other's names

Tue Nov 29 18:37:48 UTC 2011
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 11/29/11 10:00 AM, Craig White wrote:
> If you want Dynamic DNS on your LAN, you are going to find that the typical home/SOHO routers are insufficient with short lease times, no memory storage for previously registered DHCP addresses and no ability to actually provide real DNS (other than forwarding to some other DNS server) and thus, no DDNS.

many SOHO firewall/routers incorporate DNSmasq, which is a combination 
DHCP/DNS service that both acts as a caching forwarder for external 
lookups, and provides the local clients with DNS names based on their 
current DHCP registrations.   This works quite nicely for the use case 
of the OP.

john r pierce                            N 37, W 122
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